Class Calendar

Sep
23
Mon
Salsa/Mambo – Level 3 – Advanced Beginner @ Carmen's Cuban Cafe
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

TeachingAdvanced Beginner: You should be able to lead and follow ‘In and Outs’, ‘Cross Body Leads’ with turns, double turns, proper spinning prep, double spins and basic shines.

Steps or Footwork

  • Back Hook Turn
  • Front Hook Turn
  • Side Turns
  • Double Right Hook Turn
  • Double Left Hook Turn
  • Prep

Partnerwork (Core Moves)

  • In and Out
  • Right Turn (F) w/ Front Hook Turn (L)
  • Right Turn (F) w/ Back Hook Turn (L)
  • Left Turn (F) w/ Front Hook Turn (L)
  • Left Turn (F) w/ Back Hook Turn (L)
  • CBL w/ Front Hook Turn (L)
  • CBL w/ Back Hook Turn (L)
  • Counter CBL w/ Double Left Turn (F)
  • Sweep
  • Prepping for Quick Turn

Shines

  • Suzy Q
  • Up Town Down Town
  • Mambo Walk or Cord Beat Step
  • Front Slide
  • Front Flare
  • Slave
  • Two Corners
  • Front Double Cross
  • Hook Step
  • Cuban Side Charge
  • Grapevine
  • Front Cross Over

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Sep
24
Tue
Salsa/Mambo – Level 1 and 2 – Raw and Intermediate Beginner @ Carmen's Cuban Cafe
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

beginners classThis mixed level class is where beginners start. After an initial warm-up, we split into two groups as follows.

Raw Beginner: If you are taking your first class this is where you need to start.  You are just learning your three basics steps and basic turns.

Intermediate Beginner: You should know how to lead and follow Cross Body Leads, left and right turns and extensions.

Level I: Beginner (1st class)

Steps or Footwork

  • Basic Step
  • Side Step
  • Back Step
  • Front Step

Partnerwork

  • Frame
  • Extension
  • Back Rock
  • Front Rock

Level II : Beginner Intermediate (4 classes)

Steps or Footwork

  • Right Turn
  • Left Turn
  • Half Right
  • Half Left

Partnerwork (Core Moves)

  • Leading & Following of Right Turn
  • Leading & Following of Left Turn
  • Cross Body Lead (CBL)
  • Counter CBL
  • CBL w/ Right Turn
  • CBL w/ Left Turn
  • Counter CBL w/ Right Turn
  • Counter CBL w/ Left Turn

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Tuesday Salsa Night @ Carmen's Cuban Cafe
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 12:00 am

Salsa After Work at Carmen's Cuban CafeStressed after work? Wanting to meet new people? Not in a mood to cook? Join us for a different type of party to relax. Salsa After Work Tuesday has a chill environment with no cliques or fashion shows. Come with comfortable attire or whatever you have on. Enjoy a delicious Cuban meal if you feel like dinner out, and dance the night away so you can be relaxed the next morning for work.

NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER

Pre-Dance Dinner Options

At Carmen’s you can dine with friends before 7 pm or just grab a quick bite from the restaurant. Also there is a Happy Hour that you can enjoy and be completely relaxed for the class and party.

Classes

At 7 pm we start working off those Cuban calories with hour-long Raw Beginners and Advanced Beginners salsa/mambo classes. This classes will cover all the fundamentals for salsa, mambo and cha-cha dancing, including leading and following techniques, timing, Cuban motion, spinning techniques, partner connection, etc.

Dance Social

At 9pm we start dancing – early enough so you can make it to work the next morning – with instructor and salsa/mambo DJ, Betto Herrera.

Do you or a friend have a birthday coming up? You can request free entry to the dance social for the birthday guy or gal, and a free birthday dance here. Please submit the request at least 3 days in advance.

Prices

  • $15 for class (includes dance social) or $10 w/ student ID
  • $5 for the dance social
  • Or use an unexpired “Mambo Card”

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Sep
26
Thu
Bachata Footwork and Partnerwork
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Bachata Footwork – Proper bachata footwork, turns and different stylish variations.
  • Bachata Partner-work – We will work on how to connect with your partner in close frame and feel each other’s movement.

Level 1 from 7-8pm

Level 2 from 8-9pm

Feel free to take both levels if you think you can handle it!

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Sep
27
Fri
Bachata Sensual – Level 3
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Bachata Footwork – Proper bachata footwork, turns and different stylish variations.
  • Bachata Partner-work – We will work on how to connect with your partner in close frame and feel each other’s movement.

Level 3 from 7:30-8:30pm

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Sep
28
Sat
Intermediate Class #4 of 8 – Mambo Footwork and Partnerwork
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MamboMJIntermediate Level: You should be able to get a double spin on your own.  You are leading and following basic patterns and variations in tune with the music.  You continue developing your shines and begin to include them in every dance.

  • Mambo Footwork – Learn to execute fast footwork with sharpness and precision.
  • Partnerwork – We will work on hand-tosses, illusions, hair-combs and hand tricks.

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Sep
30
Mon
Salsa/Mambo – Level 3 – Advanced Beginner @ Carmen's Cuban Cafe
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

TeachingAdvanced Beginner: You should be able to lead and follow ‘In and Outs’, ‘Cross Body Leads’ with turns, double turns, proper spinning prep, double spins and basic shines.

Steps or Footwork

  • Back Hook Turn
  • Front Hook Turn
  • Side Turns
  • Double Right Hook Turn
  • Double Left Hook Turn
  • Prep

Partnerwork (Core Moves)

  • In and Out
  • Right Turn (F) w/ Front Hook Turn (L)
  • Right Turn (F) w/ Back Hook Turn (L)
  • Left Turn (F) w/ Front Hook Turn (L)
  • Left Turn (F) w/ Back Hook Turn (L)
  • CBL w/ Front Hook Turn (L)
  • CBL w/ Back Hook Turn (L)
  • Counter CBL w/ Double Left Turn (F)
  • Sweep
  • Prepping for Quick Turn

Shines

  • Suzy Q
  • Up Town Down Town
  • Mambo Walk or Cord Beat Step
  • Front Slide
  • Front Flare
  • Slave
  • Two Corners
  • Front Double Cross
  • Hook Step
  • Cuban Side Charge
  • Grapevine
  • Front Cross Over

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Oct
1
Tue
Salsa/Mambo – Level 1 and 2 – Raw and Intermediate Beginner @ Carmen's Cuban Cafe
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

beginners classThis mixed level class is where beginners start. After an initial warm-up, we split into two groups as follows.

Raw Beginner: If you are taking your first class this is where you need to start.  You are just learning your three basics steps and basic turns.

Intermediate Beginner: You should know how to lead and follow Cross Body Leads, left and right turns and extensions.

Level I: Beginner (1st class)

Steps or Footwork

  • Basic Step
  • Side Step
  • Back Step
  • Front Step

Partnerwork

  • Frame
  • Extension
  • Back Rock
  • Front Rock

Level II : Beginner Intermediate (4 classes)

Steps or Footwork

  • Right Turn
  • Left Turn
  • Half Right
  • Half Left

Partnerwork (Core Moves)

  • Leading & Following of Right Turn
  • Leading & Following of Left Turn
  • Cross Body Lead (CBL)
  • Counter CBL
  • CBL w/ Right Turn
  • CBL w/ Left Turn
  • Counter CBL w/ Right Turn
  • Counter CBL w/ Left Turn

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Tuesday Salsa Night @ Carmen's Cuban Cafe
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

Salsa After Work at Carmen's Cuban CafeStressed after work? Wanting to meet new people? Not in a mood to cook? Join us for a different type of party to relax. Salsa After Work Tuesday has a chill environment with no cliques or fashion shows. Come with comfortable attire or whatever you have on. Enjoy a delicious Cuban meal if you feel like dinner out, and dance the night away so you can be relaxed the next morning for work.

NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER

Pre-Dance Dinner Options

At Carmen’s you can dine with friends before 7 pm or just grab a quick bite from the restaurant. Also there is a Happy Hour that you can enjoy and be completely relaxed for the class and party.

Classes

At 7 pm we start working off those Cuban calories with hour-long Raw Beginners and Advanced Beginners salsa/mambo classes. This classes will cover all the fundamentals for salsa, mambo and cha-cha dancing, including leading and following techniques, timing, Cuban motion, spinning techniques, partner connection, etc.

Dance Social

At 9pm we start dancing – early enough so you can make it to work the next morning – with instructor and salsa/mambo DJ, Betto Herrera.

Do you or a friend have a birthday coming up? You can request free entry to the dance social for the birthday guy or gal, and a free birthday dance here. Please submit the request at least 3 days in advance.

Prices

  • $15 for class (includes dance social) or $10 w/ student ID
  • $5 for the dance social
  • Or use an unexpired “Mambo Card”

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.

Oct
3
Thu
Bachata Footwork and Partnerwork
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Bachata Footwork – Proper bachata footwork, turns and different stylish variations.
  • Bachata Partner-work – We will work on how to connect with your partner in close frame and feel each other’s movement.

Level 1 from 7-8pm

Level 2 from 8-9pm

Feel free to take both levels if you think you can handle it!

Please visit our Classes This Week page for more information.